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Green Science is the application of eco-friendly thinking to scientific disciplines. Learn about global warming, pollution and other impacts on nature and the planet, plus what we can do to combat them.

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Does smog make for beautiful sunsets?

Many people think that beautiful, blazing sunsets are one upside to living with the smog that hangs over polluted cities. Are they right? Does smog actually enhance sunsets?


What's BPA, and do I really need a new water bottle?

 What's BPA, and do I really need a new water bottle?

The chemical BPA (bisphenol-a) often found in consumer goods, may be linked to human health problems. Learn more about BPA in polycarbonate plastics. See more »

How Carbon Capture Works

 How Carbon Capture Works

Carbon capture means trapping the carbon emissions and storing them away from the atmosphere to prevent global warming. Learn more about carbon capture. See more »

How Wetlands Work

 How Wetlands Work

Wetlands act like sponges, soaking up extra water during floods. They filter water as it runs to our rivers and streams. Find out what else wetlands do. See more »

Why does One Planet Living want us to live like Europeans?

 Why does One Planet Living want us to live like Europeans?

One Planet Living focuses on locally producing and managing resources in a sustainable way. Learn what One Planet Living is and what it stands for. See more »

How Algae Biodiesel Works

 How Algae Biodiesel Works

Many people are interested in algae biodiesel as a green fuel. Learn all about algae biodiesel and how researchers make biodiesel from algae. See more »

How Deforestation Works

 How Deforestation Works

Deforestation, or the removal of forests, contributes to global warming. Learn how deforestation harms our plants and animals -- even to extinction. See more »

How Green Pavement Works

 How Green Pavement Works

Green pavement is porous, meaning that it permits water to seep through to the ground. Learn why green pavement is good for the environment. See more »

How the Rocky Mountain Institute Works

 How the Rocky Mountain Institute Works

The Rocky Mountain Institute believes in natural capitalism. Learn more about natural capitalism and the Rocky Mountain Institute. See more »

How Urban Planning Works

 How Urban Planning Works

Urban planning works to design a city so that it can be used effectively by its people. Find out more about how urban planning works. See more »

What is Superfund Redevelopment?

 What is Superfund Redevelopment?

Would you want to move into a house built on a superfund site? Learn more about superfund redevelopment and what makes a superfund site safe. See more »